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Rural Development and Tourism

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We provide you with some promotional videos and information to introduce attractive rural areas in Japan. 

Rural Tourism

"Rural Tourism" is a traveling style in which travelers stay in rural villages. They can experience a traditional Japanese rural lifestyle and interact with local people. Travelers can also experience a variety of attractive local settings and communities while staying at various types of accommodations, including farm stays and historic Japanese folk architecture. 
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Authentic Visit Japan

"Authentic Visit Japan" is a website that features places to stay in Japan's rural areas, both countryside and seaside. Please experience authentic lifestyles in rural Japan where to feel cultural differences straight by the closer contact with local family and people.

Savor Japan ~Explore Regional Flavors~

Regional areas where you can enjoy the best of Japanese dining and discover things related to foods, are certified as "Savor Japan" by the Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Recreation Forests

"Recreation Forests" within national forests across Japan provides people with opportunities to enjoy beautiful scenery and rich wilderness in the forest.

Discover Countryside Treasures in Japan

"Discover Countryside Treasures in Japan" are selected good practices of revitalizing communities and/or rising income in rural areas.

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